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Brooke Benoit is a creativity encourager, author, and editor for About Islam. She also loves cacti, vintage silver jewelry and photography. You may find her on brookebenoit.com.

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Hajj selfies

Hajj Selfies: A New Trend In Da’wah?

Selfies are another way by which we have the opportunity to know one another. One of my favorite things about this time of year (the Hajj season), is the vintage photographs that circulated among Hajjis doing their rites. Amongst the best are the unforgettable ones of the year Makkah was flooded and Hajjis were swimming …

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Sibling rivalry

Secrets from a Mom of 7 for Curbing Sibling Rivalry

While it’s true that kids will have disputes among themselves just as adults do, many people look to Qabil and Habil not as an extreme situation but rather as proof that sibling rivalry is an uncontrollable aspect of childhood. As a young parent I didn’t have any plans to deal with sibling rivalry, but while …

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fasting

17 Things Not to Say to Non-Fasting Person

Even though the Quran and sunnah give clear guidance about who is excused from fasting from food and drink during Ramadan, in a hurtful and dangerous common practice, many Muslims wrongfully try to pressure excused Muslims into fasting. While the questioners can argue that they are only seeking to “advise” their fellow believer out of genuine …

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